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77 entries for the 7th 7DRL Challenge!

The challenge is on with an outstanding number of 77 7DRL Challengers!

You can still announce yours!

Roguetemple presents you all of them, for your viewing pleasure! (All times are GMT-5)

Roguelikes at the Tigs Assemblee

The Assemblee TigSource compo has started, with many roguelikes on the line!Some of them have been powered by the great Oryx roguelike tileset. They look very promising! keep an eye on how the compo develops at the Tigs forums.

Here’s a list with some of the entries:

undergroundudcrangerotherObservationsoryx ohfmyUntitledlofidchubris

Assemblee 2: Summoning Roguelike Developers!


Greetings… denizens of the Temple, people of the roguelike world…. Duke Derek of Tigsourcia has issued a call for all brave developers!

Tis’ our duty to respond to this call, to use the amazing material created by the noble artisans, and unleash our power into the realm of the TIGGERS!

“Our cup hath overfloweth with an amazing amount of awesome entries to Part 1 of Assemblee competition. But the journey is long, and we must persist. For Part 2 now awaits brave adventurers.

To assist ye in your task, I, Duke Derek, have linked to resources on the Part 2 page which shall aid in collecting the materials required for building your game.

And so I send ye forth to now assemble. Good luck young ducklings.

-Duke Derek of Tigsourcia”

I trust ye all know what to do…


(Our HQ, for private roguelike things, is here)

September ’09 Independant <1KBRL Fest

So, last month some individual took a chance at developing their own <1KBRLs. While this was not publicized as a community event, here you have the results of their work, all 6 of them!



1/2KB RL by Sfuerst

Back in 2006 I made the 2KiB roguelike, the first of the really small roguelikes.  I then left the roguelike world for a few years.  [I] noticed that others have taken up the challenge, and there now are a few 1KiB roguelikes, half the size of the original.  Not to be out done, I then endeavoured to make another halving, and create a roguelike that was less than 512 bytes of source code.

#include<stdlib.h>#define F(n)for(j=0;j<n;j++)#define r ran
d()int main(){int x,s=46,n,i,j,z=77,l[z];char m[z*s],h[z];i

Flying@ by purplearcanist

All you can do is move through the clouds that are randomly generated.  It will play on the terminal.

import*;import java.util.*;class hello{String i;Bu
fferedReader I = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(S;Random r = new Random();int X=0,Y=0;hello(){try{
Byte[] x= new Byte[24*78];byte[] y = new byte[24*78];
Bytes(y);do {for(int z=0; z<24; z++) {System.out.println();
for(int Z=0; Z<78; Z++){x[z*Z]=new Byte(y[z*Z]);System.out.
print((X==Z)&&(Y==z)?'@':x[z*Z].intValue()%2==1?'#':' ');}}
1:0;}while(!a("q"));}catch(IOException e){}}public boolean
a(String v){return i.equals(v);}public int b(Byte n){return
n.intValue();}public static void main(){hello h = new hello

Walled @ by Gelatinous Mutant Coconut

It’s pretty simple at this point: You’re an @ in an empty rectangular room surrounded by walls on all sides, and can move around by pressing 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 or 9, until you get bored. Press escape to quit.

#define R ((r=69069*r+1234567)<0?~r:r)
#define L i=a+1;while(--i)
#define _ m[i]
int main(){initscr();raw();int r=380116160,w=80,h=22,a=w*h,

C# <1kB RogueLike v4.1 by Nik Coughlin

A year or so after the challenge a <512byte Roguelike was posted to the group. This brought about a renewed interest, with others posting new 1kB RogueLikes. I decided to revisit mine and see if any further optimizations could be made, allowing me to add more features.

using System;using System.Collections.Generic;using S=Syste
m.String;partial class L{Dictionary<S,S>d=new Dictionary<S,
S>();int p=9,b=999,x,y,g,u,v,i,j,c;S a="@",w="#",f=".",s=">
",m="M",t;Random r=new Random();L(int l,int h,int k){var e=
new List<S>();while(g++<b*l*2){t=(r.Next(b)-499)+a+(r.Next(
;if(t==m){e.Remove(P);d[P]=f;k++;}R();if(t==s){new L(l+1,h,
;c=I;}}S P{get{return x+a+y;}}S T(S c){return d.ContainsKey
(c)?d[c]:d[c]=r.Next(b*9)<9?s:r.Next(9)<7?f:w;}int V(S c,in
t i){return int.Parse(c.Split('@')[i]);}static void Main(){
new L(1,9,0);E();}}

Zombies Abound by Numeron

Zombies are abound and you WILL die eventually. I guess the only thing left is to deny the fact and grab as much scattered money as you can and try to stave off death for as long as possible…

class M{public static void main(String[]e){Console c=new Co
nsole();int a,b,x=0,r=0,q,p,g=0,t=0,l=1,s=20,h=s,S=s*s,i=35
;int[]z,m=new int[S];M:for(;;l++){p=210;z=new int[S];for(q=
:r==36?3:r==43?1:7);}c.print(1,s,"L:"+l+" $:"+g+" T:"+t+" @
:"+h+" ",3);if(h<1)break M;r=c.getKey()-48;x=p+(r>0&&r<4?s:
]>0){z[x]=0;m[x]=a==46?37:a;}else if(a!=i){p=x;if(a==36)g++

Another Visit in Hell by Jakub Wasilewski

This is the most I was able to manage in 1024 bytes, and I don’t think I can go any further. Shortening the current version by 80 bytes without removing features would be a small miracle, I think :).

#define F(v,h)for(v=0;v<h;v++)
#define D(i)F(y,S)F(x,T){i;}
#define G d[x][y]
#define M d[x+f][y+g]
#define Z(n)n<0?-1:n?1:0
#define C(v,i)M^v||(i,M=e),
#define r rand()
int x,y,S=23,T=62,c,L,b,k[]=L"$`*$.@`>$]```",f,g,l=18,p=18,w
z[x][y]=L);mvaddch(y,x,G|b*K))mvprintw(S,0,"H:%d/%d W:d%d L:
%d $%d %s",l,p,w,L,v,L^9?"":"WIN");c=mvgetch(0,0);D(G>u&&G<K

The 2009 7DRL Challenge is over!

And so it was that 45 brave challengers entered the fifth seven day roguelike challenge!

Of those, 25 returned alive, claiming to have a finished and playable game… Now it is your turn to judge!

The Newcomers (First 7DRL Challenge)

Experienced (2 7DRL Challenges)

Gentleman (3+ 7DRL Challenges)

Check the games and give them feedback on the roguetemple forums!

2009 7DRL Challengers

For a groundbreaking number, 41 roguedevs have accepted the challenge! We’re all gonna have a lot of cool games to play next week  :)

  • Fruits of the Forest by Ido Yehieli
  • TetrisRL by Sir_Lewk
  • GrimRL by Nik Coughlin
  • Pink Ninja by Deveah
  • AbstractRL by jimmy aberg
  • Stones of Chaos: the True God by idontexist
  • Fl@shpoint by edwardoka
  • The Favored by guesst
  • Nyctos by Mary Haas and James Madison
  • When Zombies Attack!  by David A
  • Murder in Moscow by Mike Judge
  • Underbooks by Christopher Brandt
  • Decimation by Ed
  • The Lion King by Darren Grey
  • Whispers in the Void by destroysound
  • Unnamed attempt by Sherm Pendley
  • Environmental Energies by Gamer_2k4
  • Hydrosphere by HexDecimal
  • Expedition by Slash
  • Fist of the Rogue Warrior by s.chiu
  • Unnamed attempt by Nils
  • Robot Rebellion by Emile
  • MultiRL by Nathan Stoddard
  • Unnamed attempt by chr.m.charles
  • Epic! Monster Quest: Hyper by buub0nik
  • Planets of Elderlore by Altefact
  • A Roguelike by h.j.l.jones
  • Jacob’s Matrix by Jeff Lait
  • Escape from Lab 42 by rdc
  • Nidhoggr by Michal Bielinski
  • Quarterlight by Phil O’Neill
  • Fortress of the Goblin King by Florian Diebold
  • DDRogue by flend
  • Persist by jab
  • dL1 by Legend of Angband
  • Catacombs of the Soulthief by Derrick Creamer
  • DungeonMinder by Adam Gatt
  • Tales of Ezcyria by Stein
  • SpiritsRL by Xecutor
  • DukeRL by corremn
  • chickhack by purpleflayer

Find full info and links at this roguetemple thread

2009 7DRL Challenge is coming!

An so it was, that roguelike authors were faced again with the grueling challenge of making a complete roguelike within one hundred and sixty eight hours.

The time for 2009 7DRL Challenge is on!

A Seven Day Roguelike (7DRL) can be written at any time.  However, a general agreement was reached that it would be fun to schedule a specific week for a challenge.  This allows the various authors to know that others are also desperately tracking down a bad pointer reference on the 167th hour.

Now, we must choose a week.


As per tradition, three weeks have been selected.  January is right out, as that is not enough warning.  Same goes for first week of February.  The following two weeks can easily run into Valentines, and I don’t want any angry significant others tracking me down.

Thus, the available weeks are:

1) February 21st to March 1st
2) February 28th to March 8th
3) March 7th to March 15th

Now head to rgrd and vote! and remember… We are working, obviously, on the honour system.